Court of Appeal judgement: ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee’

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The Court of Appeal have restated the principle that ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee.’

This was part of a July 2017 judgement from Lord Justice Underhill  and Lord Justice Gross. The guidance aims to ensure that children and other vulnerable persons have an effective right of access to Immigration and Asylum Tribunals, and a voice in the proceedings.

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Children’s Rights Alliance for England leaflets: How Well are we Respecting Children’s Rights?

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The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRAE) has published two child-friendly resources on children’s rights.

The July 2017 How well are we respecting children’s rights?  leaflets summarise the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on the UK’s treatment of children and young people.

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